Minor girl dies by suicide in Pathanamthitta
Pathanamthitta: The victim of a sexual assault incident was found dead at her residence in Konni here on Thursday. In July, police had arrested Vishnu (31) under the POCSO Act for allegedly raping the minor girl. It is learned that the girl was under severe mental stress following this incident.
The girl lived with her father and her grandmother. According to reports, she committed suicide when her father who is a rubber tapping worker went to work on Thursday morning.
In the statement to the police, the girl's grandmother informed it was the girl who switched on the light when her father woke up in the morning to go for work and later went back to sleep. When her grandmother woke up at eight o'clock, she searched for the girl, but could not find her. However, the girl was later found hanging in the kitchen. Konni police arrived on the scene and completed the inquest proceedings.
(Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Seek the help of a mental health expert if you are in distress. Toll-free helpline number= 1056)